Nevada DMV Written Test Practice – License and Permit – 2022



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#1. When brakes fail, you should:

When brakes fail, do not panic. Try pumping the brake pedal. If the brakes still do not respond use the emergency parking brake and, if possible, shift to a lower gear.


#2. You are driving on a one-way street. You may turn left onto another one-way street only if:

You may turn left into a left-moving, one-way street if there is no sign to prohibit the turn.

Remember, do not turn against traffic.


#3. Which of the following will help you see better at night and reduce the amount of glare from oncoming vehicles?

Some tips to make your night driving safer include keeping your windshield clean inside and out. It helps reduce the glare from oncoming vehicles.


#4. Which is true about alcohol?

Alcohol is a mind-altering drug that works as a sedative. It changes the way you think and act. It affects judgment and coordination.


#5. Which of the following must you obey over the other two?

It is important to obey the orders of a police officer, firefighter, highway authority official or uniformed adult school crossing guard who is directing traffic or performing his or her official duties .

Also, obey special signs or instructions from workers (flaggers) in work zones.


#6. When you enter city traffic from a full stop (pulling away from the curb), you should:

Whenever you cross or enter city traffic from a full stop, you will need a large enough gap (from cars approaching in either direction) to get up to the speed of other vehicles. You normally need a gap that is about half a block.


#7. When the yellow light above this sign is flashing, you must:

In school zones, the speed limit is either 15 or 25 mph. These speed limits are in effect on school days from half an hour before school begins to half an hour after school ends, unless otherwise posted. Some areas may use flashing yellow lights to tell you when the speed limit is in effect. These lights may be turned off during hours students are actually in classes. If so, the speed limit then reverts to that posted for non-school hours.


#8. Because motorcycles are smaller than cars:

Because of their smaller size, motorcycles are less visible and may appear to be farther away than they really are. It is difficult for other drivers to judge how fast a motorcycle is going.


#9. Anti-lock brakes reduce the chances of a skid occurring particularly when:

Anti-lock brakes prevent skidding and allow drivers to steer during an emergency braking situation.


#10. What is the basic speed limit on rural interstate freeways?

The basic speed limit on rural interstate freeways is 70 mph.


#11. Leaving a sleeping baby alone inside a car on a warm day is:

Never leave a child age 7 or younger unattended in a vehicle if the conditions present a significant risk to the health and safety of that child unless the child is being supervised by, and within sight of, a person at least 12 years old.

Violation of this law is a misdemeanor offense.


#12. A road sign with a round shape means:

A circular sign is used to warn that there is a railroad crossing ahead.


#13. You must use your headlights between:

Legally, you must use your headlights from a half hour after sunset until a half hour before sunrise. Headlights are also required because of insufficient light and anytime persons or vehicles cannot be clearly seen at a distance of 1,000 feet.


#14. A bicycle rider:

Cyclists must obey the same rules and regulations as other types of vehicles. Motorists who cause even a minor collision with a bicycle or pedestrian or who intentionally interfere with the movement of a bicycle may be charged with reckless driving. Remember, motorists and cyclists have an equal right to use our roadways and need to be mutually courteous and cooperative.


#15. A Crossbuck sign at a railroad crossing has the same meaning as:

A Crossbuck sign indicates the location of a train crossing and means you must yield to trains.

When you approach a railway crossing, slow down, be ready to stop, and remember to always look both ways, even if there is no stop sign or signal that a train is coming.


#16. When is a good time to adjust your seat so you can reach all controls and see the road?

Before you start the engine

  • Adjust the seat so you can reach the controls comfortably and can see.
  • Make sure the windshield and windows are clean.
  • Buckle up! And make sure your passengers do, too.
  • Check your attitude. Are you calm and in control of yourself?
  • Check the rear and side mirrors and make sure they are properly adjusted.

#17. A pedestrian has entered a crosswalk where there are no signs or signals. Who has the right-of-way?

Pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections have the right-of-way over vehicles. A crosswalk exists anywhere two streets intersect, even at a T intersection. A crosswalk exists even if it is not painted or marked.


#18. A flashing yellow light means:

A flashing yellow signal light warns you to be careful. You do not need to stop for a flashing yellow light, but you must slow down and be especially alert before entering the intersection.


#19. When you see a truck preparing for a right turn ahead, you should:

Avoid the squeeze play! Large commercial truck and bus drivers sometimes need to swing wide to the left in order to safely make a right turn or swing wide to the right to safely make a left turn. They cannot see cars directly behind or beside them. Trying to squeeze between a commercial vehicle and the curb is an invitation to disaster!


#20. When you park alongside a curb on a level street, the front and back wheels must be:

The legal parking position is with the front and rear wheels within 18 inches of the curb.


#21. In which situation are you allowed to pass a school bus?

You are required to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading students. When a school bus has stopped and is displaying a flashing red-light signal, you may not attempt to overtake or proceed past the school bus until the bus driver has turned off the flashing red lights.


#22. White lines separate traffic:

White lines separate traffic going the same direction. When solid white lines separate lanes of traffic moving in the same direction, do not change lanes or pass. A solid white line is also used to mark the edge of the highway as well as the boundary between a travel lane and a highway shoulder.


#23. A two-second rule is used for:

Leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead. At any speed, you can use the two-second rule to see if you are far enough behind the car in front of you. The two-second rule applies to any speed in good weather and road conditions. If road or weather conditions are not good, double your following distance.

Read more about how to use this rule in your driver’s handbook.

Remember, the two-second rule does not mean that you are able to stop within two seconds.


#24. Which of the following traffic violations will add more than four points to your driving record?

Six points will be assessed for failure to give information or render aid at the scene of an accident.


#25. A new Nevada resident, must get a Nevada driver's license within:

When you become a Nevada resident, you must secure a Nevada driver’s license within 30 days.

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Nevada DMV Written Test

Quick facts about your DMV driver’s license and learner’s permit test in Nevada:

  Number of Questions: 25
  Correct answers needed: 20
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Time limit: None
  Earliest retest upon failure:

500+ Nevada DMV Written Test Questions

This practice test for a Nevada Driver License or Learner’s Permit has 25 questions. Each set of questions is randomly drawn from a pool of more than 500 DMV questions. It gives you a lot of chances to check your knowledge and if you are ready for the real DMV examination or not.

After each question, there is a quick feedback that tells you your answer was correct or not. If you made a mistake, there is also brief explanation that explains the correct answer.

The test is specifically designed to help you pass the Nevada written DMV exam, which means that answers are not always applicable to other states.

Please note that this is not an official DMV home test. Nevada DMV does not offer knowledge testing from the comfort of your home and is not associated with Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (NVDMV).

The Official NVDMV Written Test

The official knowledge test for a learner’s permit or Nevada Driver License has 25 questions about road rules, Nevada traffic laws, and safe driving. You need 20 correct answer to pass the test. That is passing score of 80%.

The test has less road sign questions than in other states. It focuses more on road rules and Nevada laws. All questions are based on the information in the Nevada Driver’s Handbook .

There is no time limit on the test, which means you should take your time and carefully read all questions and answer alternatives. When you see “All of the above” as the last choice, you must be aware that more than one alternative can be correct.

Expect the test to take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

You typically take the test on a computer with audio support. The test is available only in English and Spanish. If you aren’t fluent in any of these two languages, you can be allowed to use an interpreter, but remember that you may bring only an approved interpreter and you must pay for the interpreter yourself. If you have difficulties managing a computerized test, you may ask for an oral examination.

Should you fail the written test the first time, you may, at the discretion of the examiner, be allowed to take it again the same day. DMV charges an additional fee for every retest.

Is the Nevada Written DMV Test Hard?

The failure rate on the Nevada DMV test is approximately 40%. More than 1 out of 3 first-time test takers fail the exam.

This is more than in many other states, but with the right preparations you can pass the test.

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Drivers under 18 Years Must Complete a Driver Education Course

In general, you must complete a driver education course if you are under 18 years and apply for your first driver license. You may take courses offered by a public or private high school or a DMV-licensed professional drive school.

You can enroll when you turn 15 years, and you have three options:

  • Attend a classroom course and complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience; or
  • Complete an online course and 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience; or
  • Complete 100 hours of driving experience. This option applies only if a classroom course is not offered within a 30-mile radius of your residence and you do not have access to the internet.

The Nevada Driver’s Handbook will be provided when you start your driver education, but we recommend that you get a copy ahead of the course and familiarize yourself with the content. You can get a copy at any DMV office or download a PDF-version of the handbook online .

Nevada Driver License

Full License at 16 Years

To apply for a full Nevada Driver’s License, you must be at least 16 years old and you must have held a valid instruction permit for at least six months. During the six months before you apply, you cannot have any at-fault crashes, moving violation convictions, or alcohol/drug convictions of any kind.

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